Q. How much does it all cost?

Sample costs for
Fall Convention
Registration Fee Montage
Air Canada
YYZ Flights
•  Member for 3 nights single $950 $1,767 $529 $1,235 $4,481
•  Member for 4 nights single $950 $2,356 $529 $1,235 $5,070
•  Additional Cost for guest - - $529 $1,235 $1,764


Program Inclusions:

  • Accommodations for 3 or 4 nights, depending on your choice;
  • Round-trip transportation between airport and hotel where you arrive and depart at the same time as our group airline arrivals and departures;
  • All meals as described in the day-by-day itinerary;
  • Services of staff at Hospitality Desk; and Porterage, internet, housekeeping.


Not Included in Your Program:

  • Costs to secure passport or required travel documents;
  • Airline charges for checked baggage;
  • Room service and in-room mini-refreshment centre charges and honour bar charges;
  • Optional Activities and dine-around;
  • Gratuities for optional activities (unless otherwise indicated);
  • Lunches and dinners other than functions planned through The Advocates’ Society;
  • Telephone calls and faxes;
  • Charges for damage whether accidental or intentional to hotel, airline or other property; and
  • Travel Insurance.



  • The registration fee is used to pay a portion of the costs of the educational program.
  • The land package fee covers non-hotel room costs of the Convention, including non-sponsored food and beverage items, group flight transfers, communications, support and administrative costs.
  • Rates quoted are per person in CAD funds and includes all taxes and service charges.
  • Terms and Conditions apply. Download Terms and Conditions here.


Q. Do I require a visa if I am a Canadian citizen?

A. Canadians travelling on regular passports do not require a visa prior to entering the United States. If you are not a Canadian citizen please visit this website for entry requirements: www.iatatravelcentre.com/travelinformation.php

Q. Do I need a passport to go to USA?

A. Yes. Canadian citizens are required to present a valid passport to enter the USA.

Q. Do I require a passport valid for 3 months beyond the date of return from the USA?

A. Yes. Make sure your passport will be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of your expected departure from the United States.

Q. Can you provide advice for lawyers travelling with client materials?

A. We cannot provide advice on this topic. The Canadian Bar Association has written an article about this topic. You can find their materials at: www.cba.org/Publications-Resources/CBA-Practice-Link/Business-and-Corporate/2013/No-privilege-at-the-border.

Q. Can I extend my stay either before or after Fall Convention? What would the extra room cost be?

A. We have discount rates at the Montage Laguna Beach hotel for up to three days before and after the main convention dates. If you would like to arrive early or stay after the convention has concluded, please indicate your preference on your Registration.

Q. I don’t want to fly on the group flights being offered. Can you help with booking my flights?

A. Yes, absolutely! Please contact Dave Morrison at 647.428.9784 or by email at dave.morrison@traveledge.com for assistance.

Q. If I book my own flights, will my transfers be provided from the airport to the hotel and return?

A. If you purchase your own flights and arrive or depart at a different time then our group airline arrivals and departures you will be responsible for your own transportation between the airport and hotel.

Q. What happens if I have to cancel my trip? Can someone from my office replace me or will The Advocates’ Society find a replacement for a fee? What is that fee?

A. Notice of cancellation must be provided in writing. If you have someone to replace you from your office we will do everything possible to make the change, given sufficient notice. However, if you would like The Advocates’ Society to find a replacement for you, we will do all that is possible once the program has sold out all previously reserved places. There is an administrative charge of $200 CDN per person + HST for any changes. Regular cancellation charges apply if there is no replacement.

Q. If I want to extend my trip but not at Montage Laguna Beach, can you make other recommendations?

A. Yes, absolutely! Please contact Tim Costigan and his team at 647.428.9783 or at advocatestrips@gmail.com for assistance.

Q. When can I book tours? What is the cut-off date? Can you tell me more about what tours I should take?

A. Please visit the Optional Tours page on this website for more information. Tours are booked on a “first come” basis. We recommend you book the tours as soon as possible as space on some tours is limited and tours can book up quickly. Registration for tours will close on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Q. We will be celebrating a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.). Can you recommend something special for us to do?

A. Yes, absolutely! Please contact Tim Costigan and his team at 647.428.9783 or at advocatestrips@gmail.com for assistance.

Q. I have severe food allergies. Will this be an issue on this trip?

A. Please be sure to indicate all dietary restrictions on your registration form in order for us to accommodate your needs.

Q. What happens if I have to leave the Convention early? Can you assist with getting me home?

A. Yes, that is not a problem at all. If this is the case, please advise Tim Costigan’s on-site staff and we will be happy to assist you.

Q. Why should I buy insurance?

A. Travel insurance is highly recommended for financial protection to help cover the costs of any unforeseeable circumstances that may arise.

Q. What kind of insurance should I buy?

A. Travel insurance is based on each individual's needs. Please contact Dave Morrison at 647-428-9784 or by email at dave.morrison@traveledge.com for assistance.

Q. Will my cell phone work in the U.S.?

A. This would depend on the cell phone plan you have. Please contact your cell phone service provider.

Q. What is the dress code for the trip?

“California Casual”. Activities run rain or shine so please bring appropriate rain gear. Comfortable footwear is also recommended. There may be some days on which you will be away from the hotel all day. We recommend that you bring a small daypack or a small carry-on bag with you.


Pack for a casual beach vacation. Men should wear closed-toe shoes for dining, but there is no need for a jacket or tie. You may need a shawl or pullover for the cool evenings or for air-conditioned areas